From an email I received earlier today, regarding the urban farm at Seven Hills Park, the former site of a parking lot:
The fences are down and the garden is technically open, wide open! Our opening celebration is set for Thursday, September 9th from 6:30-8 in the evening and we hope you can join us! For more details, please check our blog howellcollective.wordpress.com in the coming weeks.
Shannon and I will be up at the site of the Howell Collective P-Patch this Wednesday, 8/4 at 10am. We will first be meeting with Virginia Hassinger from the Parks Department. This short meeting will be a chance for us to ask questions and suggestions about how to prepare the space for the opening. Afterwards, we will be painting signs, hanging signs, and staking off growing areas and pathways. If you are adrift with no schedule or constraints (ie 9-5 work day) please please please come by and help out. I will be bringing twine, paint, and extra wood. If you have stakes, additional wood scraps, or paint brushes please bring them.
I hope to see you there.
I walked over and snapped a few photos of their new space.
Looking West from 16th Ave.
Looking East from the alley between 15th and 16th Ave.
Questions for the organizers? Email Lindsay at howellcollective (at) gmail.